Get Involved

Dog control

Council voted on 23 September to amend the Dog Control Policy and adopt the Dog Control Bylaw, to make Palmerston North's central business district a dog on-leash area.

These changes follow a trial allowing dogs on-leash in the central city, which started in August 2018. The trial went well, and Council received many positive submissions from the community.

As a result, Council voted to make the change permanent and dog owners can continue to enjoy walking their dogs on-leash in the CBD.

Summary of key changes

  • Deleting references to the trial
  • Including the CBD as an on-leash area of control
  • Removing the CBD from being a prohibited public place

Related info